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Durham Attractions

More than 6.8 million people visit Durham each year to enjoy a wealth of things to see and do, including art places, entertainment, history, nature and science places, and sports.

Durham is a creative, colorful, and diverse community filled with acclaimed visual and performing arts. Offerings include several major performance venues, dozens of smaller community performance spaces, art galleries, murals, public art, outdoor plazas, sculptures, and more.

The city and region offer great entertainment options for a diverse crowd. Amusements include sightseeing, carriage rides, bowling, frisbee golf and much more. In addition, there are movie theaters, performance halls, night spots, clubs and live music.

Historical sites and collections include state sites, churches, public buildings, mills, places of business and libraries. The American Tobacco Historic district, Bennett Place State Historic Site, Black Wall Street, Duke University Chapel and the St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation at the Hayti Heritage Center are just a few.

Durham boasts more than 60 parks, acres of verdant forests, several waterways, as well as several indoor activity centers, spas, and other recreation options. Nature activities include biking, running, hiking, fishing, gamelands, horseback riding and bird watching.

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